Earth

There Might Be Water On All Rocky Planets

If you asked someone who was reasonably scientifically literate how Earth got its water, they'd likely tell you it came…

7 days ago

Scientists in Japan Have Found a Detailed Record of the Earth’s Last Magnetic Reversal, 773,000 Years Ago

Every 200,000 to 300,000 years Earth's magnetic poles reverse. What was once the north pole becomes the south, and vice…

4 weeks ago

Geologists Have Found the Earth’s Missing Tectonic Plate

Northern Canada has been keeping a secret from the rest of the world. It's home to "Resurrection," a tectonic plate…

1 month ago

Great Barrier Reef Has Lost Half of its Coral Over the Last 25 Years

A new study found that warmer ocean temperatures driven by climate change have caused Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to lose…

1 month ago

A Supernova Exploded Dangerously Close to Earth 2.5 Million Years Ago

In its 4.5 billion year history, Earth has had to run the gauntlet. Numerous catastrophes have imperilled the planet, from…

2 months ago

A New Mass Extinction has been Discovered, Wiping Out Life 233 Million Years Ago, and Leading to the Rise of the Dinosaurs

Most everybody knows that the dinosaurs perished rapidly in a tumultuous extinction, caused by an asteroid strike about 66 million…

2 months ago

This is the View You Get Staring out of the Space Station’s Cupola Module

Those lucky few who have the incredible opportunity to see the Earth from space often report the view gives them…

2 months ago

Earth’s Oxygen Could be Making the Moon Rust

It takes oxygen to make iron rust. So when scientists discovered hematite spread widely through lunar high latitudes, they were…

3 months ago

Can you tell the difference between California, Venus, Titan and Mars? Hint: California is the one with buildings.

Californians woke up to an alien-looking sky this morning, Wednesday, September 9, 2020. (more…)

3 months ago

Did Snowball Earth Happen Because of a Sudden Drop in Sunlight?

Hundreds of millions of years ago, Earth went through two episodes of severe glaciation. These two episodes—the Sturtian and the…

3 months ago